Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldA Craft CurriculumEnid BlytonCut OffBird TableI Could Have Shone Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... Support Getting in the WayHere Maresa talks about how her Personal Assistants could get in the way of friendships. Mainstream is the WayHere Joanne talks about the need for more support. A Broader BalanceHere Simone talks about changes she has seen and some things that have not changed.